Collection of artificially grown crystals

This collection of crystals has been selected by the IUCr Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials as examples of high-quality crystals grown artificially. If you would like to add your examples, please use the submission form.

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Sr5Pb3ZnO12 This is an optical photograph taken using Olympus LEXT OLS4000 confocal scanning laser microscope. Crystals were grown from polycrystalline powder in molten sodium chloride.
MichaƂ J. Winiarski
Cholesterol crystal
Cadmiumironindiumsulphide Cd1-xFexIn2S4 single crystals with x = 0.5
Giovanni Attolini
low temperature bainite Surface relief caused by displacive solid-state transformation in steel. Transformation is from fully austenite (face-centred cubic) to a bainitic nanostructure (in this case, body-centred cubic crystals embedded in the austenite). This surface displacement can be used to characterised the shear component of the transformation. Although the crystals are near the nm scale bulk samples of tonnage scale can be transformed to this microstructure.
Mathew Peet
cadmium indium sulfide The crystals showed macroscopically mica-like layered aspect with clear hexagonal appearance in the plane structure
Giovanni Attolini

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